Owls Suffer Home Defeat at Hands of Shorewomen

Owls Suffer Home Defeat at Hands of Shorewomen

Bryn Mawr, Pa. - The Owls lacrosse team dropped another tough Centennial Conference contest earlier Wednesday afternoon on yet another cold, dreary spring day. This time it was the Washington College Shorewomen who came to Applebee Field, and the visitors managed to play a solid possession-style game to hold on for a 16-0 win over Bryn Mawr. The Shorewomen poured on a total of 35 shots in the game, and only a superb effort by Owls goalkeeper Katie Alpert prevented the visitors from pulling too far ahead. Fiona Steele and Claire Johnson each tallied a shot on the afternoon for the Owls.

Washington (7-3, 3-1 Cent.) got on the board early on in the contest, scoring just 40 seconds into the game. In fact, the Shorewomen would pull ahead by six over the first ten minutes of play, even with Alpert making save after solid save. The Owls (3-9, 0-6 Cent.) were hurt by the fact that Washington won six of the first seven draws as well. That allowed the visitors to maintain possession of the ball throughout most of the first half.

However, the Owls did break out and get a chance about five minutes in. After a save by Alpert, Bryn Mawr collected the rebound and matriculated the ball up the field. Ultimately, it ended up on the stick of Claire Johnson, and she was able to break away from her defender. The junior midfielder fired a shot at the cage, but Washington goalkeeper Madeline Mullin made a great stop of her own. That would end up being the lone save of the day for the Shorewomen, as the Owls were unable to get anything else on net. Meanwhile, the Washington attack continued to run on all cylinders, with the visitors ultimately taking home the 16-0 shutout win.

Bryn Mawr will look to put this recent rough patch behind them when they kick off a two-game road trip on Saturday afternoon. The Owls will travel just down the road to Haverford College to face off against their Bi-Co rivals on Saturday, with the game slated to start at 1:00 PM. The Fords are currently 7-5 and 2-2 in conference play, and are coming off a thrilling 11-10 victory over Dickinson most recently.